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A high-performance liquid chromatographic method was developed and validated to determine liquiritin, hesperidin, and glycyrrhizin levels in a traditional Korean medicine, Pyungwi-san (PWS). Reverse-phase chromatography using a C18 column operating at 40oC, and photodiode array detection at 254 nm and 280 nm, were used for quantification of the three marker(More)
Asthma is characterized by difficulty in breathing because of the constriction of the smooth muscles of the bronchi, as a result of inflammation. In the present study, we focus on the protective effects of allantoin against ovalbumin (OVA)-induced lung inflammation in a murine allergic model, and assess cytokine release, eosinophilia, and mucus(More)
Increasing evidence that decreased bone density and increased rates of bone fracture are associated with abnormal metabolic states such as hyperglycemia and insulin resistance indicates that diabetes is a risk factor for osteoporosis. In this study, we observed that TallyHo/JngJ (TH) mice, a polygenic model of type II diabetes, spontaneously developed bone(More)
We have previously shown that benzo(a)pyrene inhibits the growth and functional differentiation of mouse bone marrow (BM)-derived dendritic cells (DCs) [Hwang, J.A., Lee, J.A., Cheong, S.W., Youn, H.J., Park, J.H., 2007. Benzo(a)pyrene inhibits growth and functional differentiation of mouse bone marrow-derived dendritic cells. Downregulation of RelB and(More)
A high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) method was developed for quantitative analysis of seven components, 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde (1), albiflorin (2), paeoniflorin (3), liquiritin (4), ferulic acid (5), nodakenin (6), and glycyrrhizin (7) of Palmul-tang (PMT), a traditional Korean medicine. HPLC analysis was performed using a Gemini C18(More)
Asthma comprises a triad of reversible airway obstruction, bronchial smooth muscle cell hyperreactivity to bronchoconstrictors, and chronic bronchial inflammation. Clinical and experimental findings have established eosinophilia as a sign of allergic disorders. In the present investigation, we evaluated the anti-asthmatic effects of schizandrin and its(More)
Mentha haplocalyx Briq., a commonly used herb in traditional Oriental medicine, has a variety of known pharmacological properties. However, neither the protective effects of Mentha haplocalyx ethanol extract (MH) against inflammation of the airway in an asthmatic model nor the mechanisms involved, have previously been reported. In the present study, an(More)
In this study, we analyzed the anti-inflammatory effects of Angelica dahurica Bentham et Hooker ethanolic extract (ADEE) on RAW264.7 cells, to understand the mechanism underlying its observed effects. ADEE inhibited cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression, leading to the suppression of COX-2-derived prostaglandin E(2)(More)
Amomum compactum is commonly used in Korean traditional medicine. In this study, we demonstrate that A. compactum ethanolic extract (ACEE) has anti-inflammatory effects in a lipopolysaccharide-induced RAW 264.7 cell model of inflammation. In this system, ACEE prominently inhibited the production of nitric oxide (NO), prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)), interleukin(More)
In the present study, we investigated the effects of Alpinia katsumadai H(AYATA) (Zingiberaceae) seed ethanolic extract (AKEE) and its three components on the production of inflammatory mediators and some potential underlying mechanisms in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation RAW264.7 cells. The whole formula, AKEE, and three major component(More)